NATO Secretary General admits that he could not reach agreement with Orban on the issue of Ukraine

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Jens Stoltenberg met with Viktor Orban. Source: Hungary Today

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke about his meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The politicians agreed that Budapest would not block the decisions of the upcoming NATO summit in Washington, but their views differed on support and training for the Ukrainian military.

They discussed NATO's leading role in coordinating these processes. Stoltenberg said this on Wednesday, June 12, at a press conference in Brussels before a meeting of NATO defense ministers, reports European Truth.

"Orban said that Hungary would not participate in these initiatives. I stated that I accept this position," the Secretary General said.

Stoltenberg added that Budapest also promised to honor all NATO commitments and continue to finance the Alliance's joint budget.

The NATO Secretary General also said that at the meeting with Orban, he stated that NATO's goal is peace, and the Alliance "is dedicated to preventing wars and conflicts - but to do so through credible deterrence and preventing Moscow or other enemies from miscalculating our ability to defend all our allies."

"I am also quite confident that Hungary will agree with the statements that will be made at the NATO Summit, reaffirming NATO's core values and objectives," he said.

As a reminder, Hungary has reconsidered its position and withdrawn its objections to the creation of a military assistance fund for Ukraine. Instead, NATO agreed not to involve Budapest in this initiative.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, Jens Stoltenberg said that military assistance to Ukraine should become mandatory for NATO member states. These states are currently making voluntary contributions to our country's defense capabilities.

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